Nightingale is an open source media player based on Songbird and focused on Linux. It’s a good alternative to Songbird since the Songbird for Linux discontinued.
This tutorial shows you how to install Nightingale media player in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander & Linux Mint 16 Petra.
There are two ways:
1. You can download Nightingale with GNOME/Unity integration and directly start the executable from extracted folder:
cd ~/Downloads/Nightingale/ && ./nightingale
I’ve tested in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit and I got “Message: Unity Integration: loading Segmentation fault” error while launching the player. If it works for you, see this post to create a launcher for Nightingale.
2. You can also install the nightly build from PPA repository. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one and finally launch the player from Unity Dash.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-nightly sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nightingale
Thanks for the information. I was having constant crashes and had looked around on the internet for solutions. Adding the nightly repository worked like a charm. Thanks for the great information.